William Shakespeare’s literary genius has inspired countless works of art. In honor of the Bard’s 450th birthday, experience Shakespearean drama in music throughout the Masterworks Series.
A FEAST FOR THE EYES AND EARS:
CHOPIN AND THE WARRIORS
Weber’s Oberon Overture: The CSO opens the Masterworks
Series with the overture to Weber’s evocative opera
surrounding the famous King of the Fairies from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
SHAKESPEARE AND LEGEND
Tchaikovsky’s Hamlet Fantasy-Overture: Explore atmospheric
music depicting Elsinore, enhanced by dramatic readings by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.
PAAVO CONDUCTS MAHLER
Berlioz’s “Love Scene” from Roméo et Juliette: Music Director
Laureate Paavo Järvi conducts a scene from one of Berlioz’s finest and most poetic works.
STAR-CROSSED SEASON CLOSER
Berlioz’s King Lear Overture and Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet: To close the 2013-14 season, enjoy musical depictions of two of Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedies. Our star-crossed lovers are brought to life in dramatic vignettes by the CCM Drama Department.